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The Virtuoso - Mozart, Strauss, Chopin, Brahms & Liszt / Wilhelm Backhaus, piano

Audio Samples

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni KV 527
>     Act 2. Feins Liebchen, komm ans Fenster
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (6), Op. 17
>Pick-Mangiagalli, Riccardo : La Danse d'Olaf, for piano or orchestra, Op. 33/2
>Chopin, Frédéric : Konzert fur Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 e-moll op. 11
>     2. Satz - Romanze
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Delibes, Léo : Naila
>     Walzer
>     Walzer "Pas de fleurs"
>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144
>Liszt, Franz : Wedding March and Dance of the Elves from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummernight's Dream", S 410
>     Midsummer Night's Dr
>Brahms, Johannes : Variationen op. 35 "Uber ein Thema von N. Paganini"
>     Heft 1
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Klaviersonate Nr. 1, C-Dur
>     Rondo
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
>Schubert, Franz : March militaire
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Moszkowski, Moritz : Caprice espagnol, for piano, Op. 37
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Ein Sommernachtstraum
>     Scherzo
>Albéniz, Isaac : Iberia
>     6. Triana
>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Brahms, Johannes : Variationen uber ein eigenes Thema op. 21/1
>     [Excerpt]
>Brahms, Johannes : Paganini-Variationen op. 35
>     [Excerpt]

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni KV 527
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (6), Op. 17
>Pick-Mangiagalli, Riccardo : La Danse d'Olaf, for piano or orchestra, Op. 33/2
>Chopin, Frédéric : Konzert fur Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 e-moll op. 11
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Delibes, Léo : Naila
>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144
>Liszt, Franz : Wedding March and Dance of the Elves from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummernight's Dream", S 410
>Brahms, Johannes : Variationen op. 35 "Uber ein Thema von N. Paganini"
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Klaviersonate Nr. 1, C-Dur
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
>Schubert, Franz : March militaire
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Moszkowski, Moritz : Caprice espagnol, for piano, Op. 37
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Ein Sommernachtstraum
>Albéniz, Isaac : Iberia
>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Brahms, Johannes : Variationen uber ein eigenes Thema op. 21/1
>Brahms, Johannes : Paganini-Variationen op. 35
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Wilhelm Backhaus realized the significance of the gramophone record early on, making his first solo recording in 1908 and going on to record many more, each tantamount to a live performance. These recordings, offered up here, represent the earliest ever recordings of works by composers like Mozart, Strauss, Chopin, Brahms, and Liszt.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 1908-??-??_1928-??-??&1940-.



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation"
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni KV 527 :: Act 2. Feins Liebchen, komm ans Fenster
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (6), Op. 17
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Pick-Mangiagalli, Riccardo : La Danse d'Olaf, for piano or orchestra, Op. 33/2
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 e-moll op. 11 :: 2. Satz - Romanze
  • Running Time: 7 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Naila :: Walzer
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1866

>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Liszt, Franz : Wedding March and Dance of the Elves from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummernight's Dream", S 410 :: Midsummer Night's Dr
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1849-1851

>Brahms, Johannes : Variationen op. 35 "Über ein Thema von N. Paganini" :: Heft 1
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Klaviersonate Nr. 1, C-Dur :: Rondo
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1812

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Naila :: Walzer "Pas de fleurs"
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1866

>Schubert, Franz : March militaire
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: circa 1822

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Moszkowski, Moritz : Caprice espagnol, for piano, Op. 37
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1886.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1886

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Ein Sommernachtstraum :: Scherzo
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Iberia :: 6. Triana
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1909

>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Brahms, Johannes : Variationen über ein eigenes Thema op. 21/1 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857

>Brahms, Johannes : Paganini-Variationen op. 35 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863